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Title: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Snowman on August 02, 2017, 06:22:47 PM
Yes, I know it is a K forum, but what other non K bikes are we riding and why. I'll start by saying I recently got a Goldwing as my wife has started coming along on my longer rides and we needed the comfort. Also a CRF250 for bumming around the woods on. The new R1200RS is a bike I lust after.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Farmrjohn on August 02, 2017, 06:52:55 PM
In addition to the '94 K75 I ride a'74 Vespa Rally 200, '74 Yamaha TX750, or '09 Vespa 250 Super.  Each one has a unique "personality" that in part determines when and what I ride.  If I'm going any distance on highways with 65+ MPH speed limits, it's usually one of the 750s.  Around town on my own it's the Rally 200 (although I've ridden it cross country twice in the Scooter Cannonball) or if my wife is going, it's the 250 Super which she prefers.  Oddly, the longest trips so far have been on both scooters, but I hope that changes soon.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: johnny on August 02, 2017, 07:00:22 PM
greetings...

you say ride instead of own... im riding a 16 wing... its not mine... butts the owner doesnt have a mc endorsement so i have to 2up her...

its stock except for fb6 windshield and bugeye catz lighting and dawn2dusk seat...

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i prefer the rs motobrick... butts she is no longer comfortable on the rs eleven hundert... so it is my 1up moto and the wing is her 2up moto...

ride dangerously...

more later...

j o



Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: mlytle on August 02, 2017, 07:10:31 PM
Yes, I know it is a K forum, but what other non K bikes are we riding and why. I'll start by saying I recently got a Goldwing as my wife has started coming along on my longer rides and we needed the comfort. Also a CRF250 for bumming around the woods on. The new R1200RS is a bike I lust after.

sounds like you need to update the list in your sig line...it doesn't match....

my other is an S1300S.   BMW calls it a "K1300S", but it aint got a brick motor.. it has slant 4 like the S1000 series, so i refer to it as an "S".
  why do i ride that one too?  because it is awesome way to chew up miles...  no where near the personality of the k75s', but dang it does a lot of stuff well.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Laitch on August 02, 2017, 07:48:18 PM
My other bike is a 2003 Cannondale F400 with a Headshok and a flex-fuel system that uses both gravity and cafť cubano.

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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Snowman on August 02, 2017, 08:05:21 PM
R80RT
ST1300
Goldwing 1000
Kawasaki 750 H2
Husky 400 MX
These are previously owned, still have the '93 K1100LT and haven't added the wing yet.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: stokester on August 02, 2017, 10:18:33 PM
Airheads!

Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: jaxon on August 02, 2017, 10:44:04 PM
R1200GS LC

Previously owned Beemers


R1200RT
F800GT

Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Chaos on August 03, 2017, 12:45:12 AM
this one is prettier than mine, but you get the idea
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Laitch on August 03, 2017, 04:13:05 AM
. . . but you get the idea
That Santa doesn't use a sleigh and reindeer in warm climates?
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Martin on August 03, 2017, 07:53:07 AM

Santa uses six white Boomers in the land of OZ.
Ho Ho Ho Martin.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Michael Sydney on August 03, 2017, 08:32:07 AM
I "graduated" to a K from an Airhead, 1983 R65. Still keep the R of course, sweet bike.

In Thailand I own a Honda CB500X for purely practical reasons.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: JPaganel on August 03, 2017, 11:34:59 AM
Since I haven't fixed my K yet, I ride all the non-K bikes...

My main ride is an R1100RS.

Other than that, Yamaha FJ1200, although I am trying to fix one and sell another.

Also, Kawasaki EX500 and XJ550, but those are now ridden by my wife.

Yes, I have a slight bike hoarding issue.  :riding:
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Chaos on August 03, 2017, 01:12:25 PM
That Santa doesn't use a sleigh and reindeer in warm climates?

he wears camo in the off season so nobody recognizes him
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: riots100 on August 03, 2017, 02:31:06 PM
Like mlytle stated above, so despite whatever is stamped on the side, my K1200GT ain't no motobrick.


The 1200GT is great for going fast on long trips.  The K75 is almost perfect for getting around the snarled traffic mess that is Los Angeles and SoCal in general.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Enfield on August 03, 2017, 02:39:03 PM
Besides 2 K100 - one is under construction - I ride a 500cc Bullet
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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: herseyb on August 03, 2017, 05:59:48 PM
I gots a yamaha tw200 I ride around the sugar sand at my grampas farm during dear season.  got a nice fat atv tire on back and just floats over everything.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: rbm on August 03, 2017, 06:02:40 PM
A Moto Guzzi V7 Racer.  I like the K75 a whole lot better.  The Guzzi is like an Italian woman - beautiful, memorable to ride, temperamental and expensive to keep up.  The BMW is like a good Bavarian woman - strong, reliable, easy on the budget. :yes
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Martin on August 03, 2017, 09:03:15 PM

My other ride, you didn't have to register in QLD under a certain horsepower 2.5 HP I think.  They have since revised the law and petrol powered cycles are now banned. It would be too hard to get it registered and too expensive. Took me about 12 months to piece it together out of bits and pieces, including pieces out of an air rifle, a washing machine,  a rotary hoe supplied 150cc Villiers. At the moment a couple of mates are trying to get me to sell it, But I am not to sure I want to.
Regards Martin.

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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: drut on August 04, 2017, 09:28:34 AM
1980 Guzzi V50,totally different to the Brick,enjoyable but the Brick is the mile muncher.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: JPaganel on August 04, 2017, 11:44:22 AM

My other ride, you didn't have to register in QLD under a certain horsepower 2.5 HP I think.  They have since revised the law and petrol powered cycles are now banned. It would be too hard to get it registered and too expensive. Took me about 12mounts to piece it together out of bits and pieces, including pieces out of an air rifle, a washing machine,  a rotary hoe supplied 150cc Villiers. At the moment a couple of mates are trying to get me to sell it, But I am not to sure I want to.
Regards Martin.


That's nifty.  Did you build the frame?
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Martin on August 04, 2017, 04:10:01 PM

Thanks J I didn't totally make the frame, I chopped sleeved and lengthened a bicycle frame. Everything else was virtually handmade, I  made a tank and engine out of cardboard in order to get everything lined up. Rear drive pulley was originally a double pulley,  I had to machine it down in order to get it to align with the custom middle double idler pulley, which had to align with the machined down engine pulley. Tension quadrant is a cut down gear out of a washing machine. I achieved virtually perfect belt alignment front to rear, I had lot of fun and headaches building it. I have a few mates urging me to go into limited production. however the engine was an extremely lucky find.
Regards Martin.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: billday on August 04, 2017, 08:42:27 PM
greetings...

you say ride instead of own... im riding a 16 wing... its not mine... butts the owner doesnt have a mc endorsement so i have to 2up her...

its stock except for fb6 windshield and bugeye catz lighting and dawn2dusk seat...


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i prefer the rs motobrick... butts she is no longer comfortable on the rs eleven hundert... so it is my 1up moto and the wing is her 2up moto...

ride dangerously...

more later...

j o

Dang.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: SDCR john on August 13, 2017, 08:44:52 PM
Just acquired my K75, but I've owned these two for many years...


1983 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans III, and a 2000 R1100RS.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Scud on August 13, 2017, 10:52:28 PM
I recently took a proper ride on my friend's 2016 S1000RR. Wow, just wow. Totally amazing technology, stability, speed, brakes, etc.  Behind it is one of four V11 Moto Guzzis currently in the garage.


(https://static.imgzeit.com/reduced/aa4d694906db7f78/IMG_6760.jpg)


I just got this green V11 Sport running today. Bought it cheaply a few months ago with a leaky transmission and it was running very poorly. So it's been in pieces for a while. She just needs a little more love, then I have to decide which two of the Guzzis will get sold to fund my next adventure bike.


(https://static.imgzeit.com/reduced/7b2dca4c36d9eb8d/IMG_6764.jpg)
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: SDCR john on August 14, 2017, 06:51:03 AM

Scud,


   Nice collection, I had a 200 v11 Sports. Very nice machines, after they are sorted.


  BTW, I did get a set of BMW tags for the K75S, but not without a bit of drama.


Thanks again for the offer of the bag mounts.

I recently took a proper ride on my friend's 2016 S1000RR. Wow, just wow. Totally amazing technology, stability, speed, brakes, etc.  Behind it is one of four V11 Moto Guzzis currently in the garage.


(https://static.imgzeit.com/reduced/aa4d694906db7f78/IMG_6760.jpg)


I just got this green V11 Sport running today. Bought it cheaply a few months ago with a leaky transmission and it was running very poorly. So it's been in pieces for a while. She just needs a little more love, then I have to decide which two of the Guzzis will get sold to fund my next adventure bike.


(https://static.imgzeit.com/reduced/7b2dca4c36d9eb8d/IMG_6764.jpg)
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: kris on August 18, 2017, 08:11:37 PM
2004 Kawasaki Concours  1000 cc   approx. 59,000 KM or 25,000 miles  - she was my first bike purchase after having been off motorcycles for 35 years - she was in great shape at 38,000 KM, when I bought her - she is good looking, imho - she is lifelong reliable - WOW, Kawi makes a great bike! - this model was manufactured for 20 years in this format - solid, solid performer - she is a 4 cylinder symphony, truly - gorgeous engine, smooth shifting, comfortable - that answers the "why I ride her"


2007 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 cc - approx. 39,000 KM - she is my "drop dead gorgeous" Italian girlfriend - as I've said somewhere else here, she is industrial art! - I've had her about 3.5 months - so far, so good - the guy I bought her from has 5 Guzzis and has been riding them for decades - this bike has a solid reputation for reliability - her engine is a big twin thumper, loads of torque - she rolls side to side at idle, just like they say! - then happily spins at higher revs down the highway - and handling!! very tight, predictable suspension...rock solid - she is a naked bike, which I wanted for hot weather riding - and I was drawn to the engine layout, just like I was drawn to the quirky brick engine -


As you multi-bike, multi-brand owners know they all have different personalities. This is why we ride and collect these machines!



Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: billday on September 02, 2017, 05:36:28 PM
My 1983 Yamaha XS400
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: jj4hm on September 04, 2017, 05:51:53 PM
It appears that there's a theme here with Guzzi's occupying space next to Bricks in the garage.  My wife's Suzuki GZ250 gets ridden by me occasionally now that she's lost interest in getting her MC endorsement.  I'd like to sell it and park something else next to my K but can't decide what that should be.  Perhaps I should be like the rest of the cool kids and look at a Guzzi 😎.  Too many good choices out there!
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Scud on September 06, 2017, 10:32:12 PM
It appears that there's a theme here with Guzzi's occupying space next to Bricks in the garage. 


A see a similar pattern in the two Moto Guzzi forums that I participate in. You should try to get a ride on a Guzzi. There are sporty ones, cruisers, and adventure-bike models.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Scud on September 08, 2017, 08:22:43 PM
Perhaps I should be like the rest of the cool kids and look at a Guzzi 😎.


Here's a short twisty section aboard my 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Scura:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZERmkr3rIxg
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Christopherguzzi on September 08, 2017, 09:28:59 PM
I mainly ride my 2009 Victory Vegas.  And for kicks a Goped GSR Cruiser when camping or at the lake.  I recently adjusted the suspension on the Vegas so that it is appropriately firm (turns out it was on the softest setting) and it now handles like a new bike.  I have a hard time justifying the insurance and upkeep costs of having two motorcycles, but have a harder time getting rid of one.
 :musicboohoo:
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: milq on September 09, 2017, 10:16:16 PM
As with some others, I seem to have a hoarding problem.
I own 2 HD type bikes, a 77 FXS Low Rider and a 2002 rigid frame bobber (which my son will get some day). Neither have been ridden in 3 years I'd guess, but I start them now and then. I have possession of my late father's 81 Sportster, it belongs to mom technically but I plan to refresh it so my nephew can have it some day.

I ride regularly:
KTM 1190 adv
R1200 GS (2009 and for sale)
KLR 650
Just took out the 85 K100RT yesterday for the first time in a couple of months. I enjoy it but I don't enjoy baking and haven't had time to insulate under the fairing better.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Blunderbust on October 13, 2017, 06:54:38 PM
I have Triumph Rocket 111, a Honda CBF1000 and a Honda Crosstourer.


(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn69/jimmy_w61/20161205_111224.jpg)



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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: MarcoK75c on October 14, 2017, 03:48:48 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171014/1354a408d71dff28e8b69b59e791a1e5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171014/94bcbdfcbb9410c80d420640b4359724.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171014/898bb49db8fedc26aaa29cac7a6a5b7c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171014/20595cf6cda8c175db91959497d92dc9.jpg)

And a camera shy Kawasaki w650.


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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: duckhawk on October 21, 2017, 05:19:11 PM
95 K75   02 R1150RT
86 Honda TLR200 Reflex
78 Suzuki RM125 vintage racer
02 Suzuki RM125
97 Honda CR250R...


...almost done, frame up restoration.
77 Suzuki RM125
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Supershooter on October 22, 2017, 10:45:26 PM
11 HD CVO Streetglide
04 Honda Foreman 4 Wheeler
03 HD Anni Wide Glide
01 Honda VLX 600c
85 K100RT that I can't keep running


I bought the brick as a winter project, got it to run and rode it 50 miles give or take and now it doesn't wan to start and keep running. Therefore my frustration is high, when I can throw a leg over and ride away on other bikes. It loos like it's going to become a multiple winter project.


Supershooter
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Filmcamera on November 29, 2017, 05:04:31 PM
Today I was lent a 2013 Triumph Speed Triple R for a few months

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I have only done a short ride on it so far but wow.  Feels featherlight compared to my brick and the steering is a dream.  The three cylinder engine has tons of torque at almost anywhere in the rev range.  It is too tall for me, 32.4 inch seat height and I am five six but it is easy enough to get used to.  Seems quite comfortable but being a naked bike I imagine the wind at high speeds must be something of an issue.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: billday on November 29, 2017, 09:21:42 PM
I imagine the wind at high speeds must be something of an issue.

There's only one way to find out. Heh he heh.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Filmcamera on December 01, 2017, 04:24:53 PM
I did try! 

Actually it is not THAT bad - I got to 110 mph and if anything it feels good, the wind pushes against your chest enough to relieve some of the pressure on your wrists.

Meanwhile the bike is crazy fast, it goes from 30 to 70 in the blink of an eye....
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: cycle on February 18, 2018, 02:11:57 PM
I love my four Kbikes but will always have a soft spot for my airhead. Also have observed trials bikes. If you've never ridden one, you should give it a try. You'll be surprised how much fun it is and will help your street riding.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: mophead on March 29, 2018, 03:30:30 PM
Yamaha Sport Touring


Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Filmcamera on March 29, 2018, 04:21:11 PM
Very nice looking bike!
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: richarddacat on March 29, 2018, 09:33:40 PM
Awesome 2nd bike, I had two and Iím currently shopping for my 3rd, a 2016 model.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180330/3f5c5711a9f0b088e4b51ea449775689.jpg)
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: mophead on March 31, 2018, 10:25:17 AM
That black 08 is actually my previous FJR.  I now have a 2014 ES model just the picture was too big to load on the website.  I love the cruise and the ES suspenders.  I was shopping for a 2016 but came across the 14 at such a deal I couldn't pass it up.  Came with a car load of accessories and half price of new with 2800 miles on the ODO.

I changed the battery on my brick and now it runs like crap.  If I can get it figured out it is probably going on the market.  Never had any problems with my earlier bricks and just don't have time to babysit a 23 year old bike anymore.  The Yamaha's have just been so reliable and trouble free.  I would rather ride than wrench.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: kenray on April 01, 2018, 09:54:09 AM
My 03 KLR 650. 85k and still going up daily.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Skunky on April 01, 2018, 03:00:30 PM
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My Triumph Thruxton  :2thumbup:
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: bobmusick on April 27, 2018, 10:51:06 AM
Got this as a birthday present for myself last year. 1960 R26. Slow as a bicycle but I love it. Wouldnít have gotten it so suddenly if it wasnít green.


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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon on April 27, 2018, 11:25:10 AM
Sweet bike, Bob.  I've been lusting after one I've seen running around Youngstown/Lewiston.   Did you get it locally???
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: bobmusick on April 27, 2018, 08:16:21 PM
Sweet bike, Bob.  I've been lusting after one I've seen running around Youngstown/Lewiston.   Did you get it locally???

Thank you!!! Nah, it was one of my eBay finds, but it wasnít far. Only like an hour south of the PA border. Guy has a bunch of bikes and just didnít need another project. It runs greats just needs some little things like a speedometer and desperately a horn that can be heard over the engine and through car doors. The wimpy one can hardly be heard over a small conversation. Which is scary. Couldíve used it today in buffalo when some old lady backed out without seeing me and I ended up locking the rear brakes [emoji849]

Funny story, was riding it on the 190 S and ended up dying on me. After getting it towed home and taken apart, found some scoring in the cylinder so had it machined out like .5mm and got a new piston for it. Long annoying process but it works again, and well at that. Sill needs some breaking in, but itís so much fun. Vibratey as hell, slow as hell, but so pretty and fun.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: jaxon on April 27, 2018, 10:11:32 PM
I also ride the wife's G650GS when I'm not on the K75S or R1200GS. The "Bumblebee." I just don't think she's ever going to ride that thing. It's somewhat fun to ride, but when I lose my teeth I think I'll need super ploygrip to keep my dentures in. That thing vibrates like crazy. Makes my ass numb.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: brichbk on April 28, 2018, 02:03:45 AM
My daily rider is a 1982 Nighthawk 650.  Once I get my K75 running the NH will be my hot weather bike and my K will be my distance and cold weather bike.  Unless I sell one and start another project.


(http://www.motobrick.com/gallery/1/5663-240318135556-10322318.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: duckhawk on April 28, 2018, 07:41:23 AM
Almost done.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon on April 28, 2018, 11:39:28 AM
I think I have a horn you can have if I can find it.  Would be a good excuse to see your R26.  Isn't it great the BMW still has parts for 50+ year old bikes?
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: bocutter Ed on April 28, 2018, 11:47:17 AM
Wouldn't that be a 6V horn? I remember the horn on my '66 'twingle' was weak until cleaned & adjusted ...
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon on April 28, 2018, 11:51:17 AM
Yeah, my horn is a 12V.  Still yours if you can use it.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: bobmusick on April 28, 2018, 02:22:38 PM
I think I have a horn you can have if I can find it.  Would be a good excuse to see your R26.  Isn't it great the BMW still has parts for 50+ year old bikes?

Sure! Youíre welcome to bring it over and check it out, of course once he weather stops being annoyingly bipolar. I ended up buying a 6v horn and it just doesnít cut it. If the 12v one doesnít then maybe Iíll have to get creative. I can live without mirrors, turn signals, abs... but a horn Iíd kinda really like to have.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Filmcamera on May 04, 2018, 06:18:28 PM
Triumph Thunnderbird 2010 - 1600 cc parallel twin!


First time i have ever ridden a cruiser and so far - hmm well the jury is out


Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: AMS155 on June 21, 2018, 09:33:41 PM
1992 BMWR100R
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: duckhawk on June 23, 2018, 06:45:26 PM
She's all done. 77 RM125 Frame up resto. 3 heat cycles completed at less than 2/3rds throttle.

Waiting for the monsoon to end so I can...


         :mm :mm :mm  Ride it like I stole it.

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Post by: Barry in IN on June 25, 2018, 01:18:39 PM
^I sure wanted one of those when they were new. 
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Gru on June 30, 2018, 09:52:46 PM
Ride to the post office, CB 500X. Fun old school style ride W650. Hooligan, FZ07. Slab, and long haul 1000 Versys. Fun, Sunday morning, K 75. [ Invalid Attachment ]  [ Invalid Attachment ]
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Post by: Gru on June 30, 2018, 09:55:12 PM
Messed that last one up, try the K75. [ Invalid Attachment ]
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: bluebossa on July 01, 2018, 04:23:12 AM
R65, built from scratch from a box of bits
Love it and it's simplicity.. been to Dubai and back with me...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180701/aac936321aa56530f0608a4302f5155c.jpg)

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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: duckhawk on July 01, 2018, 07:05:10 PM
For the 4th o'July
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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Laitch on July 01, 2018, 11:20:41 PM
For the 4th o'July
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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: D.Bachtel on July 04, 2018, 02:47:30 PM
Well, I have a few different bikes. The K is the most modern and the only E start I've ever owned.

Here's  three....




1970 Lightning, owned since 1988












1956 Zundapp KS601EL Craigslist find. Disassembled and stored from 64 until 2011, when I adopted it.
Everything was labeled with pencil on marking tape in twist tied baggies. 18 month project.



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1960 Greeves  Scottish/Hawkstone with a 1974 Velorex 560
Solid and dependable  340lb. BLM and Forest Service Road rig. CA licensed and registered.










I'd  better check and make sure this all sticks before I continue....  :bmwsmile
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: D.Bachtel on July 04, 2018, 04:03:14 PM
Having trouble here..
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Post by: johnny on July 04, 2018, 04:22:55 PM
greetings d.bachtel...

your mezcal needs to be ice cold... or that shit happens...

j o
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: D.Bachtel on July 04, 2018, 04:27:21 PM
I guess,  the more I f*cked with it the worse it got....
Just Coors and Bushmills here. Wahoo. Happy 4th!
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Laitch on July 04, 2018, 05:02:10 PM
I guess,  the more I f*cked with it the worse it got....
Just Coors and Bushmills here. Wahoo. Happy 4th!
What baffles me is how somebody can put together a bike like that Zundapp from parts in baggies, but can't post a photo without having a meltdown.

Nice work on the bikes. You persisted until you posted two of them here. Keep trying until you get that Greeves posted. :2thumbup:
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Post by: D.Bachtel on July 04, 2018, 05:11:23 PM
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Post by: Laitch on July 04, 2018, 07:39:23 PM
I can never see too much of the Greeves. :giggles

Thanks for preserving these fine specimens.  :clap:
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Post by: D.Bachtel on July 04, 2018, 08:02:31 PM
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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: D.Bachtel on July 04, 2018, 08:04:21 PM
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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: D.Bachtel on July 04, 2018, 08:36:51 PM
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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: D.Bachtel on July 04, 2018, 08:39:20 PM
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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: natalena on July 09, 2018, 12:48:38 PM
Just the latest bicycle rescue/resto.
About 1/2hp at the wheel with triple espresso and glazed donuts.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: CNRED on July 10, 2018, 08:05:37 AM
About as much fun as you can have without a fuel pump...

       1992 BMW R100gs Bumble Bee with GSPD Tank and Fairings.

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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Adam M on July 12, 2018, 04:07:28 PM
Don't have a K bike yet, this is my ride :

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Post by: Adam M on July 12, 2018, 04:14:14 PM
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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Adam M on July 12, 2018, 04:22:43 PM
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It was ma privacy badger not letting me to insert a picture !
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Gibson on July 16, 2018, 03:45:26 PM
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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: El Kabong on September 20, 2018, 12:34:20 PM
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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Enfield on October 04, 2018, 04:22:38 PM
Been looking forward to adding this here...I just acquired a R100RS from 1984. Great bike to ride - donīt know if it is just me but it seems much lighter to handle than the K?
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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Laitch on October 04, 2018, 09:14:37 PM
Great bike to ride - donīt know if it is just me but it seems much lighter to handle than the K?
If it seems that way, it is that way. Revel in it! It looks pretty good from here.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: stokester on October 04, 2018, 09:48:20 PM
If it seems that way, it is that way. Revel in it! It looks pretty good from here.
So true, the boxers have that weight down low.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: mlytle on October 05, 2018, 08:02:56 AM
Been looking forward to adding this here...I just acquired a R100RS from 1984. Great bike to ride - donīt know if it is just me but it seems much lighter to handle than the K?

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 It is mechanical sound but in need cosmetic attention!


nice add!  it should feel lighter..i think by the specs it is about 50lbs under a K100.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: alexg on October 05, 2018, 06:04:07 PM
Hi:
Those are my three bikes. Totally different one from the other, all old, like me!

Yes, the boxer feels lighter, but the K75S is just a great overall package !

Riding season coming to a close in the North.

Alex G
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Filmcamera on March 01, 2019, 03:33:31 PM
Yesterday I picked up a brand new 2018 Triumph Street Triple RS - so I finally have a middle weight triple like the cool K75S boys


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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Idonthaveaclue on March 03, 2019, 01:53:40 PM
Currently a '16 Road Glide Special. And the '87 K75S.

(https://imgur.com/7MdWdtq)
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Chaos on March 03, 2019, 03:17:23 PM
Yesterday I picked up a brand new 2018 Triumph Street Triple RS - so I finally have a middle weight triple like the cool K75S boys




close, except you have about twice the HP  :eek:
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: bocutter Ed on March 03, 2019, 03:54:30 PM
Was sure I'd posted to this thread ... ?
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: billday on March 03, 2019, 06:05:06 PM
That's some dangerous parking right there.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: mw074 on March 03, 2019, 07:39:39 PM
Bent kickstand, not unusual.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Cromoly on March 08, 2019, 08:06:13 AM
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My everyday ride is a Kawasaki Concours 1000.
An old machine, but simple to work on.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: david32knyte on March 21, 2019, 11:13:12 AM
SD darmah, MZ ts 125, Z1000 A1
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Post by: david32knyte on March 21, 2019, 11:14:29 AM
SD
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Post by: david32knyte on March 21, 2019, 11:16:59 AM
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Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: beemrdon on March 30, 2019, 11:20:48 PM
Just sold my 1975 R90/6 about 8 months ago. I had owned it for the last 32 years and clocked over 200,000 miles, Including 1 two month trip circling of the USA.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: daveson on April 09, 2019, 06:48:09 AM
Me Vulcan.
Looks good, feels good, sounds good.
Single pin crank for that unbalanced sound.
Reliable, low maintenance.

After a few years of cruising I thought, I don't have to pay $500 a year to ride when I can go historic rego for under $100
I got a brick on the road, advertised the Vulcan for sale, and took it for one last ride. Then I spent the longest weekend hoping that nobody would answer the add, then I pulled the add out. That last ride was  mistake, I think.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: rdivy725 on April 09, 2019, 08:12:34 PM
My 13 Triumph Thunderbird 1600. My wife loves to ride with me (won't ride on the Brick) but she likes and respects them both. She is a great cheerleader for me riding. Much better than the ex, lol.


Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Scott on October 04, 2019, 09:39:37 PM
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Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon on October 04, 2019, 11:19:17 PM
I think the XT500 was arguably the first adventure bike.  A friend bought one of the first ones, made some modifications and put 90,000+ miles on it in 3 years of wandering around North America.  He took that bike to 49 states, most of the Canadian provinces, riding as far north as Prudhoe Bay and as far south as Venezuela.  He was one of the first bikes to make it to Prudhoe from the lower 48.  Outside of regular maintenance he never touched the engine in over 125,000 miles.

A Yamaha factory rep swapped a new 750 Virago for his bike at Daytona in 1981.  They supposedly wanted to see what kind of wear it had in the 4 years he rode it. 

A great bike.
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: E30_Crazy on October 05, 2019, 01:24:42 AM
I've been thinking that, if I were to get a new bike, it would be either an Indian Scout Bobber or the new Indian FTR 1200. Both would make nice short/commute rides, when compared to the tour-ability of the K.

I got to test-ride a Bobber while on a work trip to Florida. There happened to be a big biker event going on in Panama City Beach, so naturally HD and Inidan had their mobile "dealership-in-a-trailer" and test bikes present. The Bobber was fairly grunty on torque (no surprise in the cruiser world) but what did surprise me was the ~8300 RPM rev limit, and the solid power curve all the way up the revs. Sadly, the FTRs on display were prototypes, and there weren't any demo machines. Might be able to find one at a dealership when I get back home from Qatar.
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: billday on October 05, 2019, 09:15:23 AM
https://www.bike-urious.com/bought-on-bike-urious-1993-yamaha-srv250/
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Laitch on October 05, 2019, 09:53:32 AM
https://www.bike-urious.com/bought-on-bike-urious-1993-yamaha-srv250/ (https://www.bike-urious.com/bought-on-bike-urious-1993-yamaha-srv250/)
Congratulations! I'm glad it got an owner with sufficient skill and appreciation to use it well.
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: johnny on October 05, 2019, 11:29:06 AM
greetings...

i thought billy day was a young man... butts after reading that link... he is an old geezer like chaos...


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Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Laitch on October 05, 2019, 12:05:06 PM
i thought billy day was a young man...
Buying Brick parts causes premature greying; your sideburns also attest to that. MaxBMW is adding Just For Men to its Accessories sections in the parts fiche.
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: billday on October 05, 2019, 03:48:59 PM

... he is an old geezer like chaos...


I think we're all geezers on this bus...
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Laitch on October 05, 2019, 05:24:16 PM
I think we're all geezers on this bus...
Antelope Freeway one half mile.
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Chaos on October 05, 2019, 07:38:32 PM
greetings...

he is an old geezer like chaos...



Hey!  Damn young-uns picking on mature folk.   Once I heal up from falling off my jazzy scooter I'm a gonna, well, probably take a nap. 
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: herseyb on October 08, 2019, 09:13:47 AM

Buying Brick parts causes premature greying;

Damn!! So that explains my temples and the patches in my beard these past few years!  Could have used the warning, guys.

Also,  I accidently became a pirate recently trading my TW200 for a XL1200S.  Needs a new seat, better shocks, quieter mufflers and I don't think the balance/handling will ever be as good as a K, but I kinda see why they like 'em for these american roads.  You feel like you're going fast while doing the speed limit, or taking turns at the suggested speed.    Gotta go twice as fast around the bend for my K bikes to give an equivalent pucker.

Not sure if I am gonna keep it and do the mods, or sell it for cash to get my K75 back rolling.
Title: Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: TommyT on October 08, 2019, 09:52:41 PM
That black 08 is actually my previous FJR.  I now have a 2014 ES model just the picture was too big to load on the website.  I love the cruise and the ES suspenders.  I was shopping for a 2016 but came across the 14 at such a deal I couldn't pass it up.  Came with a car load of accessories and half price of new with 2800 miles on the ODO.

I changed the battery on my brick and now it runs like crap.  If I can get it figured out it is probably going on the market.  Never had any problems with my earlier bricks and just don't have time to babysit a 23 year old bike anymore.  The Yamaha's have just been so reliable and trouble free.  I would rather ride than wrench.
The FJR is a great touring bike, I just did 1600 miles in AZ and Utah on a rental FJR. Second time i have rented one. Easy to ride, feels lighter then it is, quick. Only thing I did not like was the stock seat, it started to hurt after only a couple of hours. My K75S seems like more fun to ride, but I am not sure I could ride 1600 miles over 7 days like I did on the FJR.
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Barry in IN on October 10, 2019, 01:33:40 AM
Confession time.  In early August I bought one of those BMWs with the weird engine-  a 1998 R1100RS. 

When the shifter grub screw backed out on my K75S, I knew it would be a while before I could tear it down.  In the meantime, I was rideless. 
That made me moto-thirsty.   

The idea made sense that if Iím going to fool around with 20+ year old motorcycles, Iíd better have at least two of them in order to have one to ride. 

I was also accepting that I might like something a little better suited to long rides than the K75S after all.   An RT/LT model BMW was the obvious choice, but an RS would be a step in the right direction and save some weight over a full blown RT/LT.   

Why an R?  A boxer came about because I found one super cheap but wasnít quick enough to grab it.  That got me started on wanting one for no other reason than Iíd never had a boxer. 

So thatís how it happened that I am now riding a non-brick. 

It gets worse. 
A friend introduced me to a local ďPullstart Racing LeagueĒ: a monthly semi-underground minibike race held in the parking lot of a bar.   I knew what would happen if I went, and I was correct. 
I am now fixing up my 1974 Rupp. 
I guess thatís another non-brick Iíll be riding. 
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Laitch on October 10, 2019, 10:49:17 AM
In early August I bought one of those BMWs with the weird engine-  a 1998 R1100RS.   
When I was considering a moto, if my neighbor had visited me with one of those instead of the K75 I might have one now. I like the looks of them and their quiet ride. One is used as an escort in bicycle races around here. It's swift and unobtrusive as it makes its rounds. The five-speed R1100RS apparently is not subject to the same degree of transmission input spline wear that some of the six-speed models can develop based on how they're ridden.

Good luck with it.
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Frederick on October 10, 2019, 10:55:49 AM
R1
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Chaos on October 10, 2019, 12:03:39 PM

The idea made sense that if Iím going to fool around with 20+ year old motorcycles, Iíd better have at least two of them in order to have one to ride. 


My thoughts, except the 30 yr old K has proved MUCH more dependable than the newer Russian R-bike imitation.  So far I've not been without and I can ride year round in the snow and slush. 
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: rdivy725 on October 11, 2019, 02:59:27 PM
Added an Oilhead to my stable a couple of weeks ago
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Scott on October 11, 2019, 03:13:24 PM
How do you like the telelever front suspension?  No dive on the front?  Must feel different than conventional forks.  cheers.
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Barry in IN on October 11, 2019, 05:42:30 PM
When I got my Oilhead in August, the lack of dive at the first stop was whack as hell.  Whack.  I think I was used to it by the time I got home, however, and rarely think about it now.  I have to fix my K yet, so when I do, I wonder if Iíll forget and freak at the first stop when it dives. 
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: rdivy725 on October 13, 2019, 07:11:00 PM
How do you like the telelever front suspension?  No dive on the front?  Must feel different than conventional forks.  cheers.

It took a couple on runs to get used to it - but it doesn't bother me. This will be my long haul ride going forward
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: bocutter Ed on October 14, 2019, 08:59:59 AM
I had the Twingle ('66 Puch 250SGS) out for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. The building is the RC Harris water treatment plant, Lake Ontario is behind me.

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Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon on October 14, 2019, 12:27:18 PM
Hey, you got it running!!!  That's a really nice looking bike.
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: bocutter Ed on October 14, 2019, 02:44:02 PM
Thanks TMG. I'm getting lots of thumbs up as I putter here & there.

I should have done those crank seals 5 years ago. I had all the parts ...

The Brick is next. I have all the parts ...
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Rcgreaves on October 21, 2019, 04:48:01 PM
GW is a 2016 resto acquired for a dollar and two days laboring for a needy friend.  Very satisfying tourer two up w Shannon.

 Second corners poorly tops out about 105...unless you dive.   Id never say it to my pilot pals, but bricking is a more satisfying grade of freedom to my taste.

 If the seller accepts my offer I want to add an 07 R1200S  Other son's Yamaha R6 fits into that wow category mentioned above.. A howl like an F1 car and 150 mph before i realized I ought to get off it.
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: AMS155 on October 23, 2019, 03:33:40 PM
1980 R100Rt
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Barry in IN on October 23, 2019, 04:34:17 PM
Only a couple days away from springing to life:
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1975 Rupp Roadster II
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: johnny on October 23, 2019, 08:42:48 PM
greetings...

72 roebuck 5hp tecumseh... its what started this mess...

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Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: Barry in IN on October 24, 2019, 02:43:17 AM
Thatís a stylish tank on the mini yee-haw.   

Some local guys have started an underground minibike racing league in a bar parking lot on Sunday mornings.  Courses are laid out around cars left behind from the night before.  Thatís the impetus behind getting the olí Rupp back in action. 
Iíve only gone a couple of times, but have seen some neat old mini bikes drug out from behind the garage and brought back to life. 
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: overeasy on October 29, 2019, 04:44:35 PM
My father-in-law's 1971 Yamaha 175 enduro wouldn't start for the first time after 38 years of use since he bought it new, so he gave it to me.  I put a condenser in it and kept enjoying it in all it's un-modified minty-ness (even has original tires) He replaced it with a new (09) Honda Rebel 250.  Before he died, he asked me and his son which of us wanted the Rebel, and which wanted his 94 Corvette (automatic, perpetually dead batteries) and I quickly said "the bike!"  He was 5'9" and I'm 6' and it's just a little small for me, but I love riding a slow bike fast so I made a bobber thing out of it using some fabricated parts, some ebay junk, and a Blue Collar Bobbers fender kit.   It's a blast to ride and I think it looks sharp.  I don't know it's future once my K100 is on the road, but I do really enjoy it on my daily commute and exploring backroads.  I don't have a picture of the Yamaha on this computer, but it's identical to the one in the ad.
Title: Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
Post by: overeasy on October 29, 2019, 04:45:21 PM
Bobber, from above post.